Alright is a thundering return from current Nazareth vocalist Carl Sentence. The first single of his new solo LP Electric Eye is a perfect rock song that invites the listener to sing along and headbang! The new album will hit record outlets on November 19th, 2021.
One thing is immediately clear when listening to the songs on Electric Eye; Carl Sentance does not do things by halves. Each song goes immediately into the ear. Every song invites that same headbanging & singing along response!
Songs like Exile or Overload are punchy, catchy and powerful. And they are above all one thing: timeless. All songs on the album have a distinct character of their own, which is just as convincing today as it will be tomorrow.
Carl Sentance was born 28th June 1961 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK and started his first band Leading Star playing guitar and singing in 1977. After participating in several local bands, he replaced John Deverill as a vocalist in the NWoBHM band Persian Risk. In 1981 he recorded his first single Calling For You, the band then recorded Ridin’ High in 1983.
In 1984 Persian Risk toured with Motörhead throughout the UK and appeared on cult TV show ECT on prime time TV on Channel 4. In 1985 Carl recorded his first Persian Risk album Rise Up. At this point he received an offer from manager Smallwood–Taylor to join Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) as lead singer in his solo project. The collaboration lasted from 1986 to 1988 and created demo songs, videos and various bootlegs. Carl left the Geezer Butler Band in 1988 to join the Welsh band Monroe.
In 1988 Carl decided to return to Cardiff and joined the band Tok-io Rose. In 1990 he moved to Florida to form the band Ghost with Welsh ex-UFO and Waysted guitarist Paul Chapman. Five years later Carl returned to the UK.
From 1996 to 1999 he sang in various musicals, such as Judas in Jesus Christ Super Star and The American in Chess. From 1999 to 2002 Carl became the lead singer of the Swiss Hard rock band Krokus, with whom he recorded the album Round 13. In 2004 he then joined the Whole Lotta Metal Theatre Tour for two years.
In 2006 the singer joined up with Deep Purple‘s keyboardist Don Airey for his solo project Don Airey and Friends and has co-written with Don ever since. Albums include A Light in the Sky, All Out, Keyed Up, One Of a Kind and the live album Live In Hamburg.
Sentance then recorded his first solo album Mind Doctor. That led him to try and reform the original Persian Risk but at the time the other members were busy with other projects so Carl put a brand new Persian Risk together and came up with two great albums, Once A King in 2012 and Who Am I in 2014.
By 2015 Carl had become the new singer for the legendary rock band Nazareth after founding member Dan McCafferty had to retire due to illness. More recently Carl has recorded Nazareth’s latest studio album Tattooed On My Brain.
His new solo album Electric Eye will be released on 19th November on Drakkar Entertainment.